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Makers, Reshoring and the Future of American Manufacturing

As globalization has become more and more prevalent in America’s economy, motivation to move production and manufacturing overseas has grown. Offshoring often offers cheaper labor with less restrictions in foreign countries as opposed to the United States. However, while this trend may mean higher profit for companies, it can also mean less jobs for American …

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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

If creativity is the center of human development, then ISKN‘s iSketchnote has truly expanded and optimized the horizons of our imaginations. In the past, companies such as Wacom have provided the means to use pens to touch digital surfaces. But the ISKN is much different than Wacom tablets and Livescribe pens. With the ISKN, you are …

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DesignHouse’s REVEAL Kickstarter Supports Local Manufacturing

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]ickstarter and Chicago design have gone hand-in-hand since its inception in 2009. The global crowdfunding site has helped endless creative projects and designs gain the backing they need to launch their concepts to the next level. Scott Wilson, founder and principal designer of the Chicago-based design firm MINIMAL, implemented Kickstarter in 2010 to raise capital …

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New, More Affordable 3D Printers In Development

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a company called M3D concluded three weeks ago, with more than $3.4 million raised through the sale of …

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